Former Google employee sues company over discrimination

Former Google employee sues company over discrimination

"Human Resources explicitly told Chevalier that Google was ending his employment because of his political statements in opposition to the discrimination, harassment, and white supremacy he saw being expressed on Google's internal messaging systems", the suit said.

Just last month a similar lawsuit was filed by an ex-Google engineer James Damore, who was sacked after he circulated the misogynist iniquitous 33,000-word memo talking about diversity at the company.

Chevalier, a transgender and disabled, in a lawsuit stated that Google could not protect its minority, female and LGBTQ employees who are subjected to continuous harassment on internal forums.

A former Google engineer is suing the company for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination, according to court documents filed on Wednesday.

It turns out that Chevalier isn't the only employee who has been disciplined for speaking out against instances of white supremacy, sexism, and homophobia on the Google intranet.

"It is a cruel irony that Google attempted to justify firing me by claiming that my social networking posts showed bias against my harassers", Chevalier said in a statement to The Verge.

The Damore lawsuit included almost 100 pages of screen shots of internal communications at Google which the suit alleged demonstrated widespread hostility against conservative viewpoints. Damore and Chevalier may be ideological opposites, but controversy stoked by conversation in Google's forums have sparked similar causes of action that's left Google embroiled in legal hotwater and a cultural flame war on all sides.

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A former Google engineer is suing the online and tech multinational claiming he was sacked for challenging workplace bigotry that ranged from white supremacy to gender discrimination.

For the record, Damore recently had a separate complaint rejected by the US National Labor Relations Board, which ruled that Google was in the right to fire him.

This meant, according to Chevalier, that Google's workplace structure and culture were discriminatory toward minorities, the lawsuit alleges. His suit claims that he was singled out for frittering away too much of his day on social activism and for referring to Damore's memo as misogynistic, among other reasons. One of the employees spoke to Gizmodo on the condition of anonymity as they are not allowed to speak publicly about their work experience at Google. "But like any workplace, that doesn't mean anything goes", a spokeswoman, Gina Scigliano, said. This is a very standard expectation that most employers have of their employees.

"The overwhelming majority of our employees communicate in a way that is consistent with our policies", Scigliano said.

A picture taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of U.S. multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens.

"We always make our decision without any regard to the employee's political views", the spokesperson said in a statement.

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